Coach Seth Stinton’s Melissa Cardinals are well-represented among District 5-4A Division II’s All-District selections for the 2016 football season. Three Cards earned district superlative honors, including freshman running back Kaedric Cobbs, who was tabbed the district’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year; freshman linebacker Ja’Bray Young, named a Defensive Newcomer of the Year along with Aubrey’s Austin McCallion and Celina’s Skyler Bohall; and senior Gunnar Murphy, picked as a Utility Player of the Year, with Tanner Gardiner of Aubrey.

In addition, Melissa’s First-Team selections include seniors Jacob Shelton and Tarek Wallace, and juniors Payton Wallace and Cole McCraw. McCraw made First-Team on both offense and defense.

The complete list of Cardinal honorees is below, including Second-Team picks, Honorable Mentions and Academic All-District selections.

Offensive Newcomer of the Year


Kaedric Cobbs - Fr.


Defensive Newcomer of the Year


Ja’Bray Young - Fr.


Utility Player of the Year


Gunnar Murphy - Sr.


First team


Defensive end: Jacob Shelton - Sr.


Outside linebacker: Tarek Wallace - Sr.


Wide receiver: Cole McCraw - Jr.


Safety: Cole McCraw - Jr.


Inside linebacker: Payton Wallace - Jr.


Second team


Offensive tackle: Alphonso Vieramontes - Sr.


Offensive guard: Dante Rogers - Sr.


Quarterback: Tate Whittington - Jr.


Cornerback: Marvin Jordan - Jr.


Running back: Breelyn Armstrong - Jr.


Center: Adam Rogers - Jr.


Receiver: Kennedy Lewis - Soph.


Honorable mention


Safety: Antonio Tamez - Sr.


Defensive end: Garrett Heinz - Sr.


Defensive end: Gabe Rodriguez - Sr.


Offensive tackle: David Ferrier - Sr.


Offensive tackle: Tyson James-Owen - Jr.


Inside linebacker: Breelyn Armstrong - Jr.


Inside linebacker: Tommy Gallardo - Jr.


Cornerback: Drew Cummings - Jr.


Receiver: Drew Cummings - Jr.


Defensive tackle: Vincent Rangel - Jr.


Outside linebacker: Collin O’Neal - Soph.


Safety: Kennedy Lewis - Soph.


Offensive guard: Trevor Duggan - Soph.


Academic All-District


Kaedric Cobbs


David Ferrier


Garrett Heinz


Cole McCraw


Gunnar Murphy


Collin O’Neal


Nathan Sprinkle


Tate Whittington